DALLAS,TEXAS – Two 25-year-old men and a 4 year-old baby have been charged with a string of robberies in east Dallas.
Michael Rodriguez served as the robber while Nick Hays was the getaway driver the baby whose name is still unknown was the lookout in most of the incidents, according to Dallas police. All three were charged with two counts of aggravated battery. Rodriguez is facing six robbery counts, while Hays and the baby are charged with four, police said.
In the first two robberies on June 22 and June 24, Rodriguez snatched a gold chain from a female’s neck as Hays waited in a getaway vehicle with the baby, police said.
The June 24 incident happened about 1:30 p.m. at a laundromat located on East Grand, while the second happened at 8 p.m. in a pharmacy located on Furguson Road, police said.
Police said Rodriguez walked into a grocery store located on East Grand at about 8 p.m and attacked a male employee before taking his gold chain in the parking lot. He then ran to the getaway car driven by Hays, police said. The employee suffered a laceration to his hand.
A half-hour later, Rodriguez entered a pharmacy located on Gaston Ave stole a purse off a female waiting in the checkout line, police said. A surveillance video provided by police shows the female chasing the robber.
Rodriguez committed the last two robberies on his own at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on July 8, police said. In both incidents, he stole a gold chain off of a female employee. The first incident happened at a dry cleaning business, while the later robbery happened at a shoe store, police said.
On Friday, a Dallas County Judge ordered both men to be held on a $500,000 bond while the baby is is being transferred to the Dallas County Juvenile Department, police said. They are next scheduled to appear in court 1:30 p.m. July 25.